of as washington at its worst. washington atering to the pase, catering to politics, putting their wn political future ahead of doing important thingssand taking on the big issuee."democrats and pepublicaas have lockkd horns over proposed tax increasee and budget cuts in the measure. "what's at issue at the moment is getting a deal done. and i often happens in washinnton, something small, somethinn temporary and something that both sides are unhappy about is probably what will ensue." the president shows no sign of backing own."" do havv it confiimed that this president really did say with my presidency at stake i will not yield on this issue."an the august 2nd deadline.if &pnot... washington will lack the money o pay its biils.. which analysts say could cause interest rates to skyrocket and thh value of the dollar to pecliie.i'm melisa raney reporting. negotiations are expected to resume in washiigton later today.